The Latin Chamber of Commerce- Las Vegas, Nevada’s: Insight 2012

The Latin Business Association, proud of its partnership with fellow Chamber The Latin Chamber of Commerce- Las Vegas, Nevada is pleased to promote:

The Latin Chamber of Commerce- Las Vegas, Nevada’s


Nevada International Trade Conference and Luncheon- Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas- Condesa 3

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Join the conversation and engage dynamic industry leaders as they present an up-to-date, comprehensive look at Nevada’s place in a global economy, as well as provide insight into the opportunities it will have in the coming year.

Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, will present the keynote address during the kickoff luncheon and discuss national initiatives critical to Las Vegas.

The afternoon conference will feature not-to-be-missed, candid discussions with recognized speakers on how southern Nevada can become an international business center of excellence.

Presenting Speakers:

  • Steve Hill- Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Robert Lang- Director, Brookings Mountain West Institute
  • David Harlow- Executive Director, Southern California Foreign Trade Zone Association and Licensed U.S. Customs Broker
  • Steve Bash- Senior Vice President & Manager, International Banking and Trade Finance, City National Bank
  • Luncheon: 11:30 AM
    Conference: 1:00 PM

    Admission:
    $95 Luncheon and Conference ($150 Retail Value)
    $60 Luncheon Only
    $60 Conference Only
    $750 Table of Ten

    Why Attend

    ■Hear high-caliber speakers discuss Nevada’s opportunities in international trade
    ■Learn why Southern Nevada should be the Gateway to Trade in the Americas
    ■Network with leaders in manufacturing, service, distribution and logistics sectors
    ■Be up-to-date on international trade issues with industry experts

    Who Should Attend

    ■CEO’s, CFO’s and other executive level decision makers
    ■Economic development personal
    ■Elected officials and policy makers
    ■Importers / Exporters
    ■Distributors of imported goods
    ■Manufacturers involved in international trade or looking to expand internationally
    ■Public utilities providers
    ■Land development and real estate professionals
    ■Bank and financing executives
    ■International trade specialists/customs brokers
    ■Freight forwarding/logistics companies

    Conference Agenda

  • 11:30am Luncheon
    Francisco Sánchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade will present the keynote address during the kickoff luncheon and discuss national initiatives critical to Las Vegas.
  • 1:15pm Session 1 – The State of International Trade in Nevada
    Where are we, where are we going? Decision makers and industry experts discuss Nevada’s place in a global economy, as well as provide insight into the opportunities it will have in the coming years. The CANAMEX Highway, inland ports, global tourism promotion: Can Las Vegas become an international business center of excellence?
    Steve Hill – Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
    Robert Lang – Director, Brookings Mountain West Institute
    Andrew Edlefsen – Director, US Department of Commerce
    Rafael Villanueva – Director of International Sales, LVCVA
  • 2:15pm Session 2 – Foreign Trade Zones: Untapped Economic Development Engines
    Established in the 1930’s, the Foreign Trade Zone program is more relevant today than ever before. But very few know what it is and how it works. Learn why FTZ 89 in Las Vegas is a strategic advantage for the manufacturing, distribution and logistics industries in Southern Nevada. Presentation and Q&A session.
    (Moderator) Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams – State of Nevada
    David Harlow – Executive Director, Southern California Foreign Trade Zone Association and Licensed U.S. Customs Broker
  • 3:15pm Refreshment Break (Sponsored by Steelman Tools)
  • 3:30pm Session 3 – Financing International Trade
    From the ExIm Bank to the SBA and private lenders, millions of dollars are designated to promote US exports every year. A panel of industry experts discuss the ins-and-outs of international trade financing.
    (Moderator) Robert Saikali – Vice President & Manager, International Sales and Advisory Group, City National Bank
    Steve Bash – Senior Vice President & Manager, International Banking and Trade Finance, City National Bank
    Paul Duncan – Business Development Officer, Export-Import Bank of the United States
    Martin Selander – International Trade Specialist, Small Business Administration
  • 4:30pm Session 4 – Capitalizing on Trade in Latin America
    When most are looking to China and Asia as the boom markets, this panel will discuss the long overlooked trade giant that is Latin America. With established free trade agreements and a modern, sophisticated business environment, Latin America represents a tremendous untapped trade opportunity for the region.
    Erik Lee – Associate Director, North American Center for Transborder Studies, ASU
    Monica Araya – President, FECAEXCA
    Mario Juarez – ProMexico, Mexico Ministry of the Economy
  • 5:30pm Cóctel – Special Networking Mixer
    COCTEL provides an opportunity for conference attendees and chamber members to network and socialize after the conference. COCTEL is the Latin Chamber’s signature networking event held monthly at spectacular venues throughout Las Vegas.
  • Special Accomodation Rates to Conference Attendees at The Cosmopolitan!

    The Cosmopolitan is offering a special 30% discount off the daily posted online rate to attendees of Insight 2012.
    Contact:
    Tristan Wood
    Catering & Conference Services Manager
    T: (702) 698-7543
    F: (702) 698-6625
    M: (702 232-3370
    Email: Tristan.Wood@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

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